May 2, 2015, Saturday
Manny Pacman Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight
Getting to know Manny Pacquiao's Opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is very well known to be the best and the most talented fighter in boxing today.
He has a very good combination of speed, power and natural instinct that gave him 47 wins, 26 KO and without a loss (as of may 2015).
Get to know more of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s family, achievments, and biography.
Birth Name: Floyd Joy Sinclair
Real Name: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Nickname: "Pretty Boy", "Money", "TBE" (The Best Ever)
Fight record: 47 wins - 0 loss - 26 KO
Birthday: February 24, 1977
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
Mother: Deborah Sinclair
Father's Name: Floyd Mayweather Sr. (former welterweight contender)
Uncle's Names that is involved in boxing: Jeff Mayweather former IBO super featherweight champion) and Roger Mayweather (former WBA super featherweight and WBC light welterweight champion)
Brother: Justin Jones
Sisters: Fannie Orr and Deltricia Tawanna Howard
Children from partner Josie Harris: Koraun Mayweather, Zion Shamaree Mayweather and Jirah Mayweather, (daughter)
Child from Melissa Brim: Iyanna Mayweather (daughter)
Former Partners: Josie Harris (childhood sweetheart and ex-girlfriend), Melissa Brim, and Shantel Jackson (engaged but broke up before the wedding)
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
Reach: 72 inches (183cm)
weight: 146 lbs. (66kg)
Style or Stance: Orthodox
Weight class: welterweight
Floyd Mayweather Jr has now been known as the highest paid athlete in the world as of Forbes listing 2014,
1. Undefeated as of March 2015
2. Five-division world champion
3. Won 10 world titles and lineal championship in four different weight classes
4. Two-time Ring magazine "Fighter of the Year" (1998 and 2007)
5. Won Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Fighter of the Year award 2007
6. Best Fighter ESPY award (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
7. WBC, WBA and Ring welterweight champion
8. WBC Super, WBA, and Ring Junior Middle weight champion
9. Best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by many sporting news and boxing websites, including Ring, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BoxRec, Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports.
10. Won the national Golden Gloves (1993, 1994, 1996)
Other things you need to know about Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Trivia):
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has 4 children from 2 different wives (2 boys and 2 girls). He is currently single since his relationship with his wives didn't last and they also filed lawsuit (domestic violence against women) against him. He was found guilty last 2002 with a 6-month suspended prison sentence and after two years, he was also found guilty with a 1-year sentence. In 2011, he was convicted and was sentenced to 90 days jail for battery against his girlfriend. And last 2012, he was incarcerated but was released after 2 months.
2. Mayweather Jr. was able to join a ABC Television dance reality show "Dancing with the Stars" last 2007 with his pair Karina Smirnoff (Ukranian-American professional ballroom dancer). They were the fourth couple eliminated and was 9th place in the competition.
3. One of the world's highest paid athlete
4. Won bronze medal as featherweight during 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
5. At age 7, Mayweather Jr. had his first pair of boxing gloves.
6. Mayweather Jr. became a professional boxer on October 11, 1996.
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